The table below looks at the statistics for R skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited R over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
R
Rank 45 - 36
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing R 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% - 0.73%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.63% - 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £400 £285
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +40.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 - £42.50
R
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Programming Languages Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
159 158 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 43.56% 52.15% 52.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 89 77
Average daily rate £370 £350 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £200 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £450 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 26
Average hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +7.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

R
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing R across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

R Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

R
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R.

1 5 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 4 (80.00%) PhD
2 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Proteomics
3 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
3 3 (60.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Biology
5 1 (20.00%) Life Science
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Docker
5 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 1 (20.00%) Linear Algebra
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (20.00%) C++
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (20.00%) Informatics
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (20.00%) Validation

R
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing R also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited R. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) MySQL
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Programmer
1 1 (20.00%) Statistician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (60.00%) Proteomics
3 2 (40.00%) Biology
4 1 (20.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (20.00%) Informatics
4 1 (20.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Bioinformatics
2 3 (60.00%) Benchmarking
2 3 (60.00%) Data Analysis
2 3 (60.00%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Linear Algebra
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Python
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) PhD
2 3 (60.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle